Friday, September 21, 2012

Review: Dazzle Dry Nail Prep, Base Coat, and Top Coat

I recently had my first manicure, in preparation for a wedding.  I had chosen a deep red shade which was fun for a few days, but really started to show the chips.  I usually do my own nails at home using vegan products in softer shades, so I was delighted to try the vegan line Dazzle Dry, a quick-drying polish.

  • Fast Drying (5 minutes)
  • Chip Resistant
  • Strong adhesion
  • Won't yellow
  • Free of camphor, formaldehyde, toulene, and phthalate
  • May be hard to find in stores
The nail prep, base coat, and top coat were sent to me in the three-piece Nail Prep Kit, which retails for $28.50. Individually, the base and top coats are $12.50 each. While it is not the cheapest polish on the market, it is definitely a better value than most that include toxic chemicals.  Safety ratings, via the EWG Skin Deep database, came in at a 1 for the nail prep, 0 for the base coat, and a 4 for the top coat (due to the use of fragrance and Ext. Violet 2).  This is quite safe, at least for the first two products.  I love how quickly the polish dries. I can spend less time waiting for polish to dry and more time having fun!  If I were to offer one suggestion for improvement, I would recommend adding the ingredient lists to the store product pages for improved clarity.

Product Ratings (out of 5)


Dazzle Dry Nail Prep - Isopropyl alcohol, SD Alcohol 40B, Water, Ethyl Acetate, Calcium-D-Pantothenate, AMP Isostearoyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein
Dazzle Dry Base Coat - Isopropyl Alcohol, Water, Polyurethane
Dazzle Dry Top Coat - Ethyl Acetate, Butyl Acetate, Cellulose Acetate Butyrate, Propyl Acetate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Dipropylene Glycol Dibenzoate, Octocrylene, Fragrance, Tosylamide/Epoxy Resin, Polyisobutyl Methacrylate, Cyclomethicone, Blue 1, Ext. Violet 2

Disclosure notice: This product was sent to me free of charge by the manufacturer for review. No additional compensation was accepted and the opinions are my own. Please verify any claims with the manufacturer, especially if you have any allergies or concerns.

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